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Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010



(1)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (lines 6 and 7), omit “regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity,”.

[definition of marriage]

(2)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 12), after item 3, insert:

3A  Section 47

After “Part”, insert “or in any other law”.

[ministers of religion]

(3)     Schedule 1, page 3, at the end of the Schedule, add:

7  Application—ministers of religion

To avoid doubt, the amendments made by this Schedule do not limit the effect of section 47 (minsters of religion not bound to solemnise marriage etc.) of the Marriage Act 1961 .

8  Regulations may make consequential amendments of Acts

(1)       The Governor-General may make regulations amending Acts (other than the Marriage Act 1961 ) being amendments that are consequential on, or that otherwise relate to, the enactment of this Act .

(2)       For the purposes of the Acts Publication Act 1905 , amendments made by regulations for the purposes of this item are to be treated as if they had been made by an Act.

Note:       Subitem (2) ensures that amendments can be incorporated into reprints of Acts.

[ministers of religion; regulations]